Environmental Impact Assessment Expert.

Vacancy Number: Pr21/02209

Location:Chisinau, Moldova
Application Deadline: 21 Apr 2021, 16:00 (GMT+2:00)
Application Extended deadline:
05 May 2021, 16:00 (GMT+2:00)
Application Extended deadline:
11 May 2021, 16:00 (GMT+2:00)
Type of Contract:N/A
Starting date: 28 Apr 2021
Reference to the project: Moldova Sustainable Green Cities - Catalyzing investment in sustainable green cities in the Republic of Moldova using a holistic integrated urban planning approach
Expected Duration of Assignment:30 working days till December 2021
Supporting Documents:
Terms of Reference
Individual Consultant Procurement Notice
Offeror's Letter to UNDP confirming interest and availability
UNDP General Conditions of Individual Contract

Contacts:

Mr. Alexandru Rotaru.

alexandru.rotaru@undp.org


Background

The objective of the project is to catalyze investments in low carbon green urban development based on an integrated urban planning approach, by encouraging innovation, participatory planning, and partnerships between a variety of public and private sector entities. 

The strategy of the project is to create, launch and support a new institutional mechanism called “Green City Lab” (GCL) as a vehicle for encouraging and supporting new innovative measures and approaches in addressing the urban development challenges and barriers.

Moldova Sustainable Green Cities Project (MSGCP) is targeting the residential sector, part of a broader integrated urban planning approach (IUPA) at a neighborhood level. It seeks to strengthen the role of the Home Owner Associations (HOAs) to manage their buildings and common property and to contribute to the development of their surroundings, while also supporting them to get their legal status as credit-worthy legal entities with the option to access affordable financing for the required energy efficiency (EE) investments. 

 

Scope of work

The Environmental Impact Assessment Expert (EIAE) will provide support to the Moldova Sustainable Green Cities Project team to ensure that environmental issues are taken into consideration for the following two demo projects:

  1. Energy efficiency measures in a multi-apartment residential building in Chisinau municipality;
    1. Multiapartment residential building. The building is connected to a centralized heating system. There is no functional centralized hot water system. Energy Efficiency measures will mainly be focused on the insulation of roof and walls, replacement of windows, installation of Individual Heating Point, installation of smart meters.
  2. Neighbourhood Renewal Green Urban Project.
    1. Installation of Photovoltaic systems (up to 20 kW installed) and/or solar collectors for hot water preparation in 3 Multi apartment residential buildings.

Requirements for experience

Academic qualifications:

  • University degree in environmental studies, natural sciences, engineering, and/or any other relevant field.

Experience:

  • At least 3 years of progressively responsible hands-on experience in construction, construction coordination, and technical oversight/inspection with an accent on Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy.
  • At least 5 years of practical experience in designing, managing, and scheduling building construction or reconstruction projects with a concentrated focus on energy conservation.
  • Experience in designing, implementing, and inspecting energy efficiency and/or renewable energy measures is a must.
  • Solid working experience with multi-apartment buildings and their management bodies.
  • Working experience with international donor organizations is an asset.
  • Previous working experience in climate change and sustainable development issues.

Competencies:

  • Awareness of local and international best practices in the field of environment, natural sciences, civil engineering/designing, structural engineering, energy efficiency, and renewable energy housing solutions;
  • Knowledge of principles and practices in building systems and materials, construction, building design, and renewable energy systems;
  • Solid knowledge of energy efficiency and renewable energy technology applications in the building sector;
  • Excellent knowledge of local building codes, standards, regulations, and directives;
  • Demonstrated ability to cooperate with stakeholders: government and municipal bodies, scientific institutions, design and construction companies, suppliers and private sector, building management bodies, and homeowner associations;
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, Internet, PowerPoint).
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability with a proactive and collaborative style that works well in teams;
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team;
  • Ability to operate under strict time limits.

Language skills:

  • Proficiency (verbal and written) in Romanian; working level of Russian and English will be an asset.

Documents to be included

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  1. Proposal:
    • Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work;
    • Provide a brief methodology on how they will approach and conduct the work (if applicable);
  2.  Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references;
  3. Offeror’s Letter confirming Interest and Availability;
  4.  Financial proposal.

Financial proposal

Lump sum contracts

The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR.  In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including fees, taxes, travel costs, accommodation costs, communication, and number of anticipated working days).